Kaitātari Mātāmua | Principal Analyst - Freshwater Farm Plans Technical Lead | Flexible, Wellington,

Published 2022-06-23
Expires 2022-07-23
ID #1056259437
Kaitātari Mātāmua | Principal Analyst - Freshwater Farm Plans Technical Lead | Flexible, Wellington,
New Zealand, Wellington, Wellington,
Published June 23, 2022

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Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Kaitātari mātāmua | principal analyst - freshwater farm plans technical lead | flexible

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Be part of leadership for the rollout of transformational change to freshwater and farming
Opportunity to join a talented, multi-disciplinary and high performing group
Flexible working to support your work-life balance and flexible location

Our recently established Policy Implementation and Delivery (PID) Group within MfE have a stewardship role in enabling policy into action on the ground. Our key focus is on working with Māori/Iwi, Local government, industry etc to identify outcomes, bring together diversity of thinking and different perspectives to find solutions.

Mō tēnei tūrangi mahi | About this role  

The focus of the Principal Advisor – Freshwater Farm Plans Technical Lead role will be on providing strategic advice, technical expertise and leading work to establish the systems and structures to implement Freshwater Farm Plans, as part of the Government's Essential Freshwater Package across Aotearoa New Zealand.

This role will provide technical input and leadership across the programme as we work to develop, test and pilot the Freshwater Farm Plan system prior to rolling-out the system in 2023. As such, your extensive knowledge of primary industry and resource management will be critical to your success in this role.

A skilled relationship manager, you will work closely with internal and external partners, including industry representatives, local government, tangata whenua and farmers and growers as well as senior leadership across the Ministry to drive the establishment of the Freshwater Farm Plan system.

We are committed to developing a fit-for-purpose system that delivers value to all. Therefore, your ability to manage competing expectations and integrate the users of the system into its establishment will be essential.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience  

To be successful, we are calling on candidates who can bring a mix of the following skills and expertise to lead the establishment of the Freshwater Farm Plan system:

Commitment to developing your cultural capability and capacity in te ao Māori
A highly respected technical expert in farming systems and resource management and thought of as a leader in your field
A high-level understanding and direct experience of central government processes, systems and tools
Proven ability to lead complex cross-governmental policy development and/or implementation programmes and represent your organisation across Government
The ability to lead people in the completion of project work, working in a collaborative way with each team members line manager
Experience mentoring people within an organisation and sector
Superior communication, relationship management, stakeholder engagement and influencing skills – including the ability to explain complex issues clearly to a range of audiences, including non-technical experts.

Salary Range

The salary range for this role is from $155,491 up to $190,044 pa. Appointment within this range will be based on skills and experience.

Mō mātou | About us   

The Ministry's purpose - He taiao tōnui mō ngā reanga katoa - a flourishing environment for every generation. We offer: 

a flexible by default approach to support your work-life balance
agile working, allowing you variety and challenges across the organisation as we work as ‘One MfE'
generous leave entitlements
active social club and employee networks, including a Māori staff network
opportunities for development and education.

A key priority for the Ministry is Te Ao Māori. This means we work with our Treaty partner to advance Māori priorities for the environment and for environmental success. We will be confident and coordinated in our ongoing engagement with Māori and lead the natural resources system in engaging for success with tangata whenua. We will grow our capability and capacity to accurately reflect Māori views in our work. An organisational priority is that we accurately reflect Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te Ao Maori into our everyday work, by living our Te Ao Hurihuri Strategy through capability and capacity building.

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